The Black Plague During The Renaissance Era

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The Black Plague, a horrific event in the Renaissance Era, was a downfall known for many deaths. Those with higher social class got the opportunity to leave, while the peasants fought through it. This later resulted in education becoming a priority to all society. Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini declares On the Education of Free Men “Need I then impress upon you the importance of the study of philosophy and of letters.. When letters cease, darkness covers the land” (doc 1) Learning the classics of Greece and Rome developed the knowledge throughout society in education, Piccolomini wanted all to know the importance of learning. Another humanist by the name of Desiderius Erasmus focuses on the ancient literature to elevate thinking by proclaiming
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